Situated in the picture-postcard village of Maughold with breathtaking views of North Barrule, the surrounding countryside and spectacular coastline, this unique, extended Manx cottage dating back well over 200 years has to be viewed to be truly appreciated. The cottage itself, which is two cottages linked together, is situated in front of the village green, next-door but one to Maughold Church and the Viking cross house and a three minute walk from Maughold Head and lighthouse. The tranquil village of Maughold is only seven minutes drive and less than four miles from Ramsey. This area of outstanding natural beauty is steeped in history. The house itself was once occupied by the famous Irish/American author J P Donleavy (author of The Ginger Man and Fairytale of New York) and there is a stone situated in the garden bearing his name dating back to the early 1960s.
Unusually for a rural area, Maughold Village has one of the fastest internet speeds available on the island. There is a fibre connection directly into the cottage affording a minimum download speed of 100mgb and is capable of much higher speeds.
Originally a thatched cottage, Hawthorne Cottage was completely renovated twenty years ago. The current owners have lived there fourteen and a half years and have lovingly retained the traditional Manx features whilst sympathetically adding more contemporary decor to a superb finish with many bespoke features.
If you’re looking for something a little different with beautiful countryside and sea views, you won’t be disappointed.
Unique to this property, tucked away just off the front entrance hallway and staircase, is an authentically constructed, traditional bar room with beamed ceiling, consisting of reclaimed materials, original pub fittings and a sophisticated lighting system to rival any public house. Cleverly disguised behind a rustic style door with feature port hole is a full sized fridge freezer, ideal for chilling and storing drinks for the complete bar experience and it is also handy extra fridge freezer space.
The bespoke kitchen/dining room with beamed ceiling is definitely in the heart of this home and features a magnificent original Manx stone inglenook fireplace and space for a large table, ideal for entertaining guests. The cream shaker style units and Belfast sink are the perfect addition to this country cottage by the sea. The large central island and cream coloured Belling electric range cooker with stained glass feature above are just some of the impressive features of this practical yet stylish kitchen. There is also a built in fridge freezer. Adjacent to the central island are double glass doors providing beautiful views of the stunning garden and leading to a seated patio area. There is also a large larder cupboard with a feature port hole in the door. The utility room, situated off the kitchen, is accessed through a timber door with a feature stained glass window and houses the oil-fired boiler, washer/dryer, third freezer, shelving and both high and low level units.The rear hallway with beamed ceiling leads to a feature arched, church-style doorway into a downstairs toilet with sink and vanity unit. Adjacent to the downstairs toilet is the rear stable door for quick access between the downstairs toilet and the garden. The main living room features a beamed ceiling, Manx stone fireplace and has a timber and carpeted floor with a large opening into a roomy conservatory, overlooking the well-kept garden and offering spectacular sea views. The second staircase, situated in the living room, allows access to the master bedroom. The large master bedroom with traditional, timber sash window has many rustic features including a stained glass window inset into the wall, allowing extra light to enter from the staircase. As well as a walk in wardrobe there is a spacious, well-fitted dressing room with sash window and a newly decorated en-suite bathroom comprising, toilet, sink with mirrored cabinet above and shelving, and a corner shower. There are two further double bedrooms, one with a large built-in wardrobe and feature stone chimney breast. The study/fourth occasional bedroom has many excellent bespoke features, including a porthole wardrobe door and feature stained glass window into the landing. The main bathroom has recently been re-fitted with a modern bath with shower over, WC, vanity unit with stone bowl sink above and ample storage below, as well as extra useful storage cupboards and shelving. A beautifully decorated room with a mixture of pebble/stone tiled walls and painted wood with yet another feature stained glass window bringing extra light in from the landing and a spectacular, uniquely designed bathroom floor. There is also a large shelved storage cupboard just outside the main bathroom.
Outside there are various handy outbuildings including a large, fully insulated, recently constructed summer house/garden room with separate patio area, feature pond and seating area set in a tropical garden. This would be ideal for a home/lifestyle business.
The mature gardens are well stocked with a wide variety of shrubs, trees and palm trees with magnificent sea views.
Very rarely does this type of property come on the market, finished to such a high standard in the much sought after, exclusive area of Maughold. We would highly recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment.
NOTE - Log burners have not been certified so will be disconnected prior to completion